This is an analysis of the poem Song of the Paddlers [excerpt] that begins with:
Dip, dip, in the brine our paddles dip,
Dip, dip, the fins of our swimming ship! ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccddccee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110011101 110101101 10101 1111 1111 1111 1001100101 1011110101 1111 1111 1101 1101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 330
- Average number of words per stanza: 64
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; dip is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words dip, like are repeated.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase dip connects the lines.
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